College bowl: Just like the Pro Bowl, we pick the state's two best football teams

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23 2014 6:30 p.m. MST

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The NFL ditched its traditional NFC-vs.-AFC format for this year's Pro Bowl, going instead with two team captains picking the sides just like the pickup games of your youth. We here at the Deseret News were inspired to try something similar with Utah's college teams.

Our player pool was any Utah college football player who participated in the 2013 season. Teams were selected by DeseretNews.com staff writers. Brandon Judd and Lafe Peavler selected for Team Deseret while Trent Christiansen and Carter Williams picked for Team News. Each team was asked to submit a list of its top two players for each position (11 on offense, 11 on defense, three specialists and one head coach). The teams were giving their No. 1 choices. Any identical No. 1 selection alternatively was given to the other team.

The results were interesting. We wish we could actually play this game somewhere warm and smog-free. Tell us which team would have won this fictional game. We'll announce the results after Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Who made Team Deseret and Team News? Read our explanations for the picks.

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